The official national fruit of Fiji is Mango which is found in different parts of Fiji. Mango is popular fruit in Fiji which is eaten raw and also used to make juice, jam, pickles and chutney. Other fruits that are popular in Fiji include pineapple, banana, papaya and avocado.
Scientific name: Mangifera
Uses of Mangoes
Mango is a tropical fruit that grows in Fiji. It is used to make jams, chutneys, and juice. Mango has many health benefits. It is rich in vitamin A and C, which are good for the eyes and skin respectively. Mangoes are also rich in potassium, which helps maintain blood pressure levels. Mangoes contain antioxidants that fight free radicals which cause cancer cells to grow faster than normal cells. Mangoes are also rich in fiber and help prevent constipation.
Importance of Pineapple in Fiji
Mango fruit is cultivated in different parts of Fiji. It is a tropical fruit that grows on trees and is eaten raw, or processed into products such as juice and jam. The Mango tree is a native of India and has been cultivated since ancient times.
Mangoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of folate, vitamin B6 and manganese.
The most common variety of mango grown in Fiji is the ‘Haden’, which has an orange skin with yellow flesh inside. This variety can be eaten raw but should be peeled first.
Why is Mango the national fruit of Fiji?
The mango is the national fruit of Fiji. The reason why it has been chosen as the state fruit of Fiji is because of many reasons. Some of these reasons are listed below:
Fiji is internationally known for its mangoes. Mango is a very important part of the economy of Fiji. Many tourists come to Fiji just to taste these delicious fruits.
The mango industry has been developed over many years in order to meet the growing demand for this fruit from all over the world.
Mangoes are one of the most important crops in Fiji and they have been producing more than 1 million tons every year. So it is obvious that this fruit is very important for our country’s economy as well as for our people’s diet.